THE SUICIDE SQUAD – Review by Susan Granger

The action/adventure/comedy The Suicide Squad is perhaps a quasi-sequel to 2016’s Suicide Squad, as writer/director James Gunn ventures into the DC Extended Universe, totally re-envisioning the super-villain franchise. Problem is: with little exposition and no character development, there’s no emotional resonance, making it more of a grotesque, R-rated comic-book-turned-video game than a movie.

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CONCRETE COWBOY – Review by Susan Granger

Writer/director Ricky Staub looked outside his office window in North Philadelphia and was stunned to see a horse and buggy going down the street – like a remnant of another century. On further investigation, he realized his office was only a mile away from the Fletcher Street stables, a non-profit organization that’s been dedicated to inner-city horsemanship for 100 years. That prompted him to write this fictionalized, coming-of-age family drama, revolving around this riding culture.

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AWFJ Movie of the Week, June 13 – June 19: FINDING DORY

Opening June 17, AWFJ’s Movie of the Week is Finding Dory, Pixar’s long awaited sequel to their 2003 hit animation Finding Nemo, which places Nemo’s forgetful blue fish friend Dory (voiced by Ellen DeGeneres) at the centre of the action Read on…

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Idris Elba Talks Bugs and THE REAPING – Lana Wilson-Combs interviews

It wouldn’t seem as if an ultra cool, macho guy like Idris Elba would be afraid of bugs. But the 35-year-old, London-born actor says while filming a few scenes for the new supernatural thriller movie The Reaping, he almost ‘lost it. “These weren’t just bugs, these were giant-sized locusts and loads of them,” said Elba during a recent interview to promote the movie.

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